Overview

Simon Gaiger's sculptures are both figurative and abstract - his organic forms have a marked human presence. They are influenced by the layers of his life and surroundings; a childhood in Africa and the Pacific, time spent working as a shipwrights assistant, the sea, engineering, history and mythology, drawings and thoughts collected over many years in the piles of black and grey sketchbooks that fill his home and studio in Wales.

There is a raw tension of opposing forces in his sculptures, elements strain and pull against each other or balance precipitously. Many of them can be re-configured to make different horizons, changing the interplay of spaces within and around them, inviting participation from the viewer. Colour unifies form and accentuates the play of light. Titles too are relevant, not always in the literal sense but as another aspect of the rhythm of the piece.

 

His sculptures are constructed from wood and forged and welded steel, sometimes concrete. It is the energy of their forms and the universality of their themes that give them their lasting resonance.

 

Simon works closely on projects with architects and designers including: Küchel Architects-Switzerland, Dan Pearson Studio – London, Studio Reed-London and Rui Ribeiro-London – Lisbon.

Works
  • Simon Gaiger, Cadeir Idris, 2020
    Simon Gaiger
    Cadeir Idris, 2020
    Cedar seat with lime-wash finish.
    190 x 130 x 120 cm
  • Simon Gaiger, Cedar Chair, 2019
    Simon Gaiger
    Cedar Chair, 2019
    Cedar seat with lime-wash finish.
    77 x 57 x 59 cm
  • Simon Gaiger, Cleft, 2019
    Simon Gaiger
    Cleft, 2019
    Sycamore Seat With Steel Legs
    83 x 217 x 73 cm
  • Simon Gaiger, Wild Goose, 2017
    Simon Gaiger
    Wild Goose, 2017
    Cedar and steel (with lime wash)
    190 x 75 x 59 cm
  • Simon Gaiger, Redwood Seat, 2019
    Simon Gaiger
    Redwood Seat, 2019
    Charred Redwood
    130 X 60 X 47 cm
  • Simon Gaiger, Signal, 2017
    Simon Gaiger
    Signal, 2017
    Welded and painted steel interchangeable elements
    80 x 63 x 42 cm
    Simon Gaiger, Signal, 2017
    £ 3,400.00
  • Simon Gaiger, Pleacher Bowl, 2018
    Simon Gaiger
    Pleacher Bowl, 2018
    Branded Sycamore
    90 x 80 x 27 cm
    Simon Gaiger, Pleacher Bowl, 2018
    £ 1,750.00
  • Simon Gaiger, Charred Cedar Bowl, 2019
    Simon Gaiger
    Charred Cedar Bowl, 2019
    Cedar seat with lime-wash finish.
    60 x 46 x 22 cm
  • Simon Gaiger, Flood Gate, 2017
    Simon Gaiger
    Flood Gate, 2017
    Welded and painted steel interchangeable elements
    51 x 63 x 42 cm
    Simon Gaiger, Flood Gate, 2017
    £ 2,600.00
  • Simon Gaiger, Mistress Of The West, 2017
    Simon Gaiger
    Mistress Of The West, 2017
    Welded and painted steel interchangeable elements
    51 x 63 x 42 cm
    Simon Gaiger, Mistress Of The West, 2017
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  • Simon Gaiger, Green Fuse, 2017
    Simon Gaiger
    Green Fuse, 2017
    Welded and painted steel
    38 x 47 x 16 cm
  • Simon Gaiger, Democracy, 2019
    Simon Gaiger
    Democracy, 2019
    Etching print
    28 x 28 cm
    Edition of 10
    Simon Gaiger, Democracy, 2019
    £ 260.00
  • Simon Gaiger, Pylon, 2019
    Simon Gaiger
    Pylon, 2019
    Etching print
    28 x 28 cm
    Edition of 10
    Simon Gaiger, Pylon, 2019
    £ 260.00
  • Simon Gaiger, Rhaeadr , 2019
    Simon Gaiger
    Rhaeadr , 2019
    Etching print
    28 x 28 cm
    Edition of 10
    Simon Gaiger, Rhaeadr , 2019
    £ 260.00
Installation shots
Art Fairs